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Instructor: Amanda Sage
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Flute ($25/ 30 minutes)
Locations: Golden Mile
Description: Amanda is a professional Pittsburgh-area flutist and private teacher. She serves as principal flutist with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic as well as second flute/piccolo with the Undercroft Opera. She has also served as a substitute flutist for the Edgewood, Westmoreland and Johnstown Symphonies. Amanda also performs with the Dolce Appassionato Trio, a chamber ensemble comprised of flute, cello, and piano. She is active as a soloist, performing in a variety of venues throughout the Pittsburgh region.

An ardent advocate of early music and historical performance, Amanda also plays the baroque flute. She has performed in masterclasses for internationally known baroque flutists Kim Pineda, Janet See, and Barthold Kuijken.

Amanda received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Seton Hill University, and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from Duquesne University, where she studied under Damian Bursill-Hall of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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Instructor: Jamie Tommarello
Focus Areas: Piano, Woodwind
Instruments: Clarinet, Piano ($20/30 minutes)
Locations: Golden Mile
Description: Jamie Tommarello attended Seton Hill University, where she received a bachelors Degree in music; majoring in clarinet with a minor in piano. In her seventeen years of experience Jamie has played in the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, St. Joseph Parish in Ohara Township and has been giving private instruction for the past two years. In addition to private lessons Jamie teaches K-8 music at St. John the Baptist School in Plum.

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Instructor: Laura Arledge
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Flute ($25/30 minutes)
Locations: Golden Mile
Description: Laura is currently a music educator in the Hampton School District and has been teaching flute for ten years. She performs with the North Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra and the North Pittsburgh Quintet. She has also performed with the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, the Westmoreland Choral Society, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and the Plum Creek Chamber Orchestra. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance and Music Education. Laura previously taught music in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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Instructor: Lenny Young
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Oboe ($22/30 minutes)
Locations: Bridgeville
Description: Lenny Young, in addition to being a sought-after collaborative artist and teacher, is Principal Oboe of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Pittsburgh, Wheeling and McKeesport Symphonies He has worked with local composers and arrangers in productions for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater, Point Park Conservatory and Pennsylvania Dance Theater. As a soloist, he composed and performed original music for Point Park Repertory Company’s productions of Knights Of The Round Table, The Third Lie and Death Of A Salesman. He worked extensively with Pittsburgh improvisation ensemble Dust & Feathers as well as with choreographers and visual artists. Currently, he plays in Duo Paginas with his wife, mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young, and the two of them perform with pianist Corrine Adkins in Trio Serrano.

He holds BFA and MM degrees in music performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied oboe with Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, improvisation with Eric Kloss and composition with Reza Vali. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon and St. John Of God School. Mr. Young also sings with The Pittsburgh Camerata and the Professional Core group of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. On Sundays, he conducts the choir at Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside. He believes that playing music is pure joy and loves imparting that feeling onto students at all levels, child to adult.


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Instructor: Marino Galluzzo
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Saxophone
Locations: Bridgeville
Description: Marino Galluzzo has appeared as a saxophone & woodwind soloist & ensemble performer across the US, Canada & Italy. His performances include radio, television, recording, symphony orchestra and top local and international celebrities. He is one of the founders of the Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet, performing together for 40 years. He also was a founding member of both the Canadian Saxophone Quartet and the Canadian Woodwind Trio. Marino is a recently retired public school music teacher and former adjunct professor of saxophone and woodwinds at Duquesne University and Indiana University of PA. Marino is a freelance woodwind artist, serves on the board and is resident woodwind musician for QM Productions, Inc., maintains a private woodwind studio & hosts a summer saxophone and woodwind workshop at California University of PA.
 
 
Instructor: Mike Menzietti
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet ($20/30 min)
Locations: Golden Mile
Description: Michael has been teaching private lessons for 10 years and has 6 years of public school teaching experience and 3 years teaching at the college level. Michael has studied saxophone with Chris Vadala, Steven Mauk, Keith Young, Curtis Johnson, Chris Hemingway and clarinet with Al
Regni. He is a 2008 graduate of Ithaca College receiving a masters degree in Saxophone Performance and is a 2005 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors degree in Music Education. Michael is currently teaching band and general music at Latrobe Elementary School.
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Instructor: Nicki Kuhn
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Flute ($25/30 minutes)
Locations: Gibsonia
Description: Nicki has been teaching flute privately in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years. Her students are regularly selected to perform in PMEA and Allegheny Valley honors bands. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and holds a BFA in Music Performance. Nicki performs as a founding member of the Northern Light Flute Quartet and the Pittsburgh Professional Flute Choir. With these groups, she has been invited to perform at National Flute Conventions in Washington, DC, New York City and New Orleans. She serves on the Board of Directors and is Secretary of the Pittsburgh Flute Club. Nicki has conducted local high school students in the Noteworthy Flute Choir and the Aurora Flute Ensemble. She currently is director of the Memorial Park Church Flutes.

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Instructor: Renate Sakins
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Oboe ($25/30 minutes)
Locations: Golden Mile Highway
Description: Renate Sakins received her B.M. from Temple University, and attended Carnegie Mellon University in the M.M. degree program. Her teachers were Louis Rosenblatt and Cynthia DeAlmeida. Ms. Sakins is currently oboist and associate director of the Renaissance City Winds, principal oboist with the Westmoreland Symphony, and 2nd oboist with the Akron Symphony. She has appeared twice as soloist with the Westmoreland Symphony and was featured on WQED’s “Performance in Pittsburgh”. For two seasons she was co-principal oboist of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. She has performed with the Pittsburgh, Columbus, Wheeling, Harrisburg, and Delaware Symphonies, at the Blossom and Cape May Music Festivals and has toured in Canada, Japan, and throughout Europe. Ms. Sakins is an adjunct instructor at Washington and Jefferson College, teaches at Pittsburgh’s Center for the Musically Talented, Carnegie Mellon Pre-College, and maintains a private teaching studio. Students Ms. Sakins has taught have been accepted as music performance and music education majors at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Indiana University (Bloomington), and Temple University. Ms. Sakins was born in Chicago and earned a B.S. in Medical Technology before pursuing music performance.


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Instructor: Rick Matt
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Saxophone ($18.50/30 minutes)
Locations: Gibsonia
Description: Rick Matt is a 1999 graduate of Duquesne University with a B.A. in Music Therapy. He is one of the most in-demand sax players in the Pittsburgh area, performing with The Billy Price Band, The Balcony Big Band, No Bad JuJu, Sputzy and the Soul Providers and Dr. Zoot. He also has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, backing Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis. Rick recently performed on the PBS Special "Disco Explosion," and has most recently been on tour with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau band. He also maintains a private studio.

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Instructor: Scott Albert
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Saxophone ($22/30 minutes)
Locations: Gibsonia
Description: Scott is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education and music therapy. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Gannon University. Scott is in his third year as a music educator in the Shaler Area School District. He has been a music educator in the public schools for 8 years in various cities. Scott has been teaching saxophone privately in various cities for the past 5 years.

Scott has seen his private students be successful in PMEA District Honors Band, Allegheny Valley Junior and Senior High Honors Bands, and PMEA Elementary and Junior High District Bands. Scott enjoys playing the tenor saxophone. He loves helping students strive to be the best they can be with their talents!
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Instructor: Shelly LeFebvre
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Flute ($20/30 minutes)
Locations: Bridgeville
Description: Flutist Shelly LeFebvre earned a bachelor of music degree, magna cum laude, in music education with a concentration in flute from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, studying with David P. Tessmer. Shelly earned a masters degree in library and information science (school library certification), summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. Shelly is currently the music teacher K-8 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Scott Township, PA, where she teaches general music and band and organizes student vocalists and instrumentalists for school liturgy. She has taught music K-12 (instrumental, vocal, and general music), as well as served as marching band director, at Avella Area School District in Avella, PA. Prior to her position as music teacher, Shelly was the librarian at Avella Jr. Sr. High School. For five years prior to her positions with Our Lady of Grace Catholic School and the Avella Area School District, she was the music teacher at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, PA, where she taught concert band, chorus, advanced chorus, flute choir, was chapter advisor for Tri-M music honor society, assisted with the spring musical and marching band, and taught several private flute students. Shelly is a private flute instructor at Johnstonbaugh’s Music Center in Bridgeville, PA and has also taught flute at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, PA. She has served as principal flutist of the North Suburban Symphonic Band and has played the flute and piccolo with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Stage 62 musical theater pit orchestra, and North Suburban Woodwind Quintet. Shelly also plays actively in area musical theater productions, church services, and weddings. Shelly has taught beginning, intermediate, advanced, and adult students privately for over ten years. She has updated Act 33/34 and fingerprint clearances. Please visit Shelly’s flute studio website at http://www.slflute.webs.com.
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Instructor: Susan Chambers
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Clarinet ($25/30 minutes)
Locations: Gibsonia
Description: Susan received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music from Carnegie-Mellon University with clarinet as her primary instrument under the instruction of Louis Paul (Pittsburgh Symphony principal clarinetist). As a young adult Susan toured Europe with the School Band of America and participated in various PMEA and regional Honors Bands. Her love for music continued in college through the CMU Kiltie Band and Sigma Alpha Iota Music Honorary Society. Susan’s students have been selected for numerous honors band including PMEA High School State, Regional and District Bands, PMEA Junior High Orchestra and Band, PMEA Elementary Band, Allegheny Valley Junior and Senior High Honors Bands, Northern Area Honors Band, Pittsburgh Diocesan North District and All-Star Bands. Additionally, Susan’s students have been honored by Duquesne University and received the United States Marine Band Scholarship. Susan still enjoys playing clarinet. Most recently she was primary clarinetist in La Roche’s Spring Performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Susan has over 34 years teaching experience with every level student. She is currently the band director at Saint Mary of the Assumption, Saint Athanasius and Saint Ursula. Susan strives to bring out the best in her students and nurture the musical abilities in all talent and skill levels.

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Instructor: Suzanne Levinson
Focus Areas: Woodwind
Instruments: Flute ($20/30 minutes)
Locations: Bridgeville
Description: Suzanne Levinson is a free-lance flutist and teacher, who has performed in Pittsburgh for the past 23 years. A specialist in chamber music and concertizing, she has given recitals and concerts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Canada, including being heard on WQED-FM’s Performance in Pittsburgh. A 1983 graduate of Duquesne University’s Conservatory dept., Ms. Levinson studied with Bernard Goldberg & Julius Baker. She has been a private flute, piccolo, and piano teacher in the South Hills for the past 32 years. In addition to having done free-lance music & theatre reviews, Ms. Levinson is an avid arranger, transcriber, and composer, focusing on small chamber groups, particularly flute & cello. As a teacher, she believes that music enters a child’s or adult’s life for a reason, and whatever they do with it can be meaningful. The primary goal is to learn, improve, and be challenged, but also to have fun and be joyous.

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*Act 33/34 Clearance Teacher* This means that the teacher has received Act 33/34 Clearances from the State of Pennsylvania. Act 33/34 Clearances are designed to ensure that people who work with children have a record clear of child abuse and crime. All schools in Pennsylvania require that teachers and school staff have Act 33/34 Clearances. In June of 2005, Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers implemented a policy that all new teachers are required to have Act 33/34 Clearances.

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